The Multiple-Speciality Model in Operation: New Zealand's Administrative Division

Stephen H. Legomsky

in Specialized Justice

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198254294
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681455 | DOI:
The Multiple-Speciality Model in Operation: New Zealand's Administrative Division

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This chapter provides an overview of the history and the operations of the Administrative Division of New Zealand, and evaluates its executive arm's ability to realize its goals. Perceptions regarding the power of courts and tribunals are compartmentalized because some of New Zealand's ‘appeals’ have several forms and judicial authorities are not able to conform with theoretical explanations. In this regard, the multiple-speciality approach is proposed, which covers areas such as disaster management, risk reduction, wildlife protection, family planning, food and nutrition, human rights, basic necessities, asset valuation, health, national defence, and other concerns. Conceptualization and implementation of such a model is subject to existing literatures about specialized legal systems, geographic distribution issues, selection of proponents or pioneering batch of participants, data gathering procedures, and extent of generalizing results.

Keywords: Administrative Division; New Zealand; courts; tribunals; appeals; multiple-speciality model; judiciary

Chapter.  16170 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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